Accession Number : ADA621067


Title :   Operational Protection from Unmanned Aerial Systems


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLLEGE NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT


Personal Author(s) : Boutros, Daniel A


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA621067


Report Date : 15 May 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 24


Abstract : The widespread proliferation of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) among both state and non-state actors is cause for concern to U.S. Operational Commanders. No longer does the U.S. have a monopoly on UAS operations. Nearly 90 countries now operate some type of UAS capability and, with increasingly affordable and available technology, that trend is increasing at an alarming rate. This paper evaluates the current and anticipated future threat posed by adversary UAS to U.S. forces, both in the form of system capabilities and methods of employment. It also addresses present counter UAS capabilities and recommends ways and means to provide better operational protection. Throughout the paper, the term UAS encompasses all types of unmanned aircraft and is used synonymously with the terms Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), and drone.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *PROTECTION , *REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES , DRONES , UNMANNED , VULNERABILITY


Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE